Office closed to visitors and the public:
The Borough Office will remain closed to visitors until further notice. Please use the drop box or mail in payments. Remember NO CASH in the drop box. Watch the Borough’s website or Facebook page for any updates.
Corona Virus (COVID-19):
Here are the things you need to continue to do:
- Cover your sneeze or cough
- Don’t touch your nose or mouth after being in public before you wash your hands.
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds after you have been in public.
- Respect and obey any quarantine, isolation or travel advisory.
- Wear a mask when required to do so.
- Watch the news for regular updates.
COVID-19 Changes in May:
Please watch our website or Facebook page or future newsletters for possible changes in the future. We are complying with Federal and State recommendations. The governor is easing restrictions, but social distancing is still recommended and no groups larger than 25 people.
Recycle Electronics – Cancelled for now
The recycling center is closed until further notice. We are still hoping to accept electronics in August. Please watch future newsletters, our website or our Facebook page for future details.
Deadlines Extended or Dates Changed due to Virus:
-Federal and State Taxes – extended until July 15th, 2020
-REAL ID – extended until October 2021
-Primary Election – rescheduled for June 2nd, 2020.
-Real Estate Taxes – face extended to August 31st, 2020.
Property owners are responsible for the areas next to streets. Blacktop parking lots and driveways must be patched up to the street. The patch or transition must not impede storm water runoff.
- Why do we have to remind people to mow their lawn?
- Why do we have to remind people to pick up junk and old tires around their property?
- Why do we have to remind people to scrape and paint chipped and peeling paint?
- Why do we have to remind people to not leave junk cars, mowers, boats etc. around?
- Why do we have to remind people of any common sense maintenance issues?
Please respect your neighbors and keep Saegertown a great place to live.
We provided a briefing on a previous newsletter about this invasive pest. It has been invading south eastern Penna. and is spreading in this direction. They are extremely damaging to fruit trees. Two things you can do: if you find any please catch them, put them in a container and call the Dept. of Agriculture or the Borough Office.
Secondly: if you have a “tree-of-heaven” shrub, destroy it. That is their favorite food. If you don’t know what they look like or you want more information about them, call the Penn State Extension Office or check out the website: Psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly
Brush and Leaves:
We have resumed picking up brush and leaves. Brush must be piled neatly and can be no longer than 5 ft. and must be able to be picked up by one man. Only bagged leaves (CLEAR BAGS ONLY) will be picked up until fall. Make sure the bags can be picked up easily by one man. Please try to dry out leaves before bagging them. No grass clippings.
Excessive noise is a violation of the disorderly conduct ordinance. If you are playing music, running loud machines or loud vehicles your neighbors should not be able to hear it within reason. Be respectful… Fines can be issued.
Any outdoor burning in the Borough requires a free permit. Never burn when it is dry or on a windy day.
Do not leave any fire unattended. NO BURNING leaves or yard waste at ANY TIME! Only CLEAN wood may be burned.
Census…2020 is the Year!
- There is a census taken every ten (10) years that is mandated by the Federal Constitution.
- It is important, and determines how many representatives we have in congress, and is a determining factor when applying for Federal and State grants.
- Make sure to answer the questions when you are asked. Failure to do so can result in fines from $100 to $500. They will not ask you for your social security number or a credit card number.
Memorial Day Observance:
The annual Memorial Day Observance is currently in limbo because of restrictions. Due to the governors 25-person limit for crowds, there is a good possibility the ceremony may be cancelled. Watch local media for more information.
We are not issuing yard sale permits until further notice. NO Yard Sales are Permitted. This includes single items!
Community Garage Sales Day:
Borough Council is reviewing regulations and will shortly make a decision on the annual Community Garage Sales.
Watch next month’s newsletter for updates.
Jordan Park Rentals:
The Governor’s orders still require Jordan Park to be closed. We will not be renting the pavilions until further notice. When these regulations ease up, we will once again take pavilion reservations, however the 25-person limit will probably be in effect. Social distancing and masks may be required for some time yet.
- Annual Walk-a-Thon is postponed until September. More information in a future newsletter.
- They received a Jordan Family grant for a new children’s computer and desk, and a new puppet theatre.
- Keep any Library materials fine-free until they reopen. Ignore computer generated overdue notices.
- Check the website http://saegertown.ccfls.org for a wealth of info and news, including the summer read program.
- Donations and memorials are still appreciated. ●Call 814-763-5203 if you have any questions and leave a message.
A note from Saegertown U.M. Church:
Due to the COVID-19 situation the building is temporarily closed until further notice. We have moved to work remotely and offer opportunities online through YouTube, Facebook, and ZOOM meetings. Watch our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SaegertownUMC/ , and our web page https://saegertownumc.org/ for updates. We continue to monitor our email address: email@example.com and our voicemail (814-763-6685) for messages.
Safety Tip of the Month:
Canoe and Kayak Safety…More and more people are utilizing French Creek and Woodcock Lake for this activity:
□ Always use an approved life jacket
□ Make sure you have checked your equipment and it is safe.
□ Be comfortable with the creek or lake conditions
□ Check weather conditions for severe weather
□ Dress appropriately for any inclement weather
□ Do not use Drugs or Alcohol
□ Don’t paddle in flood conditions
□ Watch for new or hidden dangers (trees down etc.)
□ Never paddle alone
Tax Collector Information: Corona Virus Changes
Payments at face value extended: until August 31st.
The date to pay real estate taxes for the Borough or the County has been extended. After August 31st, penalty and interest will be applied. There are NO changes in the payment schedule for school taxes, at this time.
Tax Collectors must limit in-person payments until further notice.
- Payments may be made by mail to: Saegertown Tax Collector, PO Box 348, Saegertown, Pa. 16433 or may be placed in the Borough drop-off box. No CASH payments can be placed in the drop box. Check or money order ONLY!
- The Tax Collector will have office hours at the Borough Building on the following evenings from 6:30 until 8:00
June: Wednesday 24th if social distancing has been lifted or eased.
- The Borough Secretary cannot accept tax payments. If you have any questions please contact Amanda Pipper at: 814-763-5401 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Regular Community Meetings:
Borough Council: meetings second Mon. of month, 6:00 pm at Saegertown Borough Building on Erie St.
Sewer Authority: meetings second Tues. of month, 7:00 pm at Saegertown Borough Building on Erie St.
“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”
– Dolly Parton